MílaOld Norse Dictionary - míla
Meaning of Old Norse word "míla" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f. [from Lat. mille], a mile, Rb. passim, Al. 109, but seldom. used in good old writers or in poets, for the verse Fb. i. 214 is not genuine, and the only passage from a classical Saga is Lv. 106—ok segja menn at fáar mílur gékk hann þaðan frá (paper MS., of a journey through Germany from Rome).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛁᛚᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Ljósvetninga Saga. (D. II.)
- Rímbegla. (H. III.)
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